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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,298 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jill Smolinski Narrator: Staci Snell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet June Parker. She works for L.A. Rideshare, adores her rent-stabilized apartment in Santa Monica, and struggles with losing a few pesky pounds.

But June’s life is about to change.

After a dark turn of events involving Weight Watchers, a chili recipe, and a car accident in which her passenger, Marissa, dies, June finds herself in possession of a list Marissa has written, “20 Things to Do by My 25th Birthday.” Even though they barely knew each other, June is compelled by both guilt and a desire to set things right and finish the list for Marissa.

The tasks before her range from inspiring (Run a 5K), to daring (Go braless), to near-impossible (Change someone’s life), and as June races to achieve each goal before the deadline, she learns more about her own life than she ever bargained for.

Funny, engaging, and heartwarming, The Next Thing on My List features a loveable, relatable heroine and a story with plenty of humor and heart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Clever and winning, Smolinski’s novel will have readers rooting for June as they eagerly turn the pages to keep up with her progress on the list. Booklist
  • Smolinski crafts a believable heroine, and her chipper carpe-diem message may have readers devising their own Top 20s. . . . Sweet. Kirkus Reviews
  • Cheers for Jill Smolinski, who has transcended the chick lit category by giving us a heroine who really tries to make a difference in this world. What a concept! I loved this book- its humor and its humanity. You will, too. Jane Heller, author of Some Nerve and Lucky Stars
  • "Instantly engaging, original, and funny, Jill Smolinski's new novel charmed me from the first page. Put this on your list: you won't be sorry! Isabel Rose, author of The J.A.P. Chronicles

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marie Chatterton | 2/17/2014

    " I didn't like the ending.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nielson | 2/12/2014

    " So a few things about this book. It was a really cute premise. I thought it was cute that she finished her friends list of things to do for her. Now I want to make a list of things to do...I feel like I guess I'm not that motivated sometimes, but I think I could muster up a list! Second thing about this book, it had a lot of language. Probably over 20-30 f's. Totally unnecessary. And it had a lot of innuendos. Third thing, I really liked the characters in this book. I like Troy but they totally threw me a curve ball at the end, even though I was happy with how that all turned out. Cute book, probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Christee | 2/11/2014

    " Nothing terribly literary, just an easy fun read. I really enjoyed it! And best of all, it provokes the reader into reviewing our own dreams for our lives! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kaitlyn | 2/9/2014

    " not to read if you're looking for a book of depth or value, but it is enjoyable and quick. it has a certain amount of quirk that makes up for a portion of its overall lack of content, making it a great "mindless" summer day book. it's good for what it is; not Vonnegut, but not terrible. "

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